The HP-902 RFT package (which you can find under both the Power Acoustik and Farenheit brands) gives you an RF transmitter, two pairs of headphones, zippered cases for those headphones—and nothing else. The headphones run on AAA batteries (not included) and don’t come with an AC adapter (though you can easily get one on Amazon for around $5). For the price, however, they’re a great value. They sound fairly neutral (no serious issues in the frequency response), have two separate RCA inputs, and offer decent range; you can wander a few rooms away with no interference. The downside: These headphones feel cheap and plasticky, and a little breakable. But every other product we tested in their price range was equally flimsy—and produced much worse sound, included only one pair of headphones, lacked a case, and made for a less comfortable fit for all of our panelists.
If you’re planning on using your headphones for watching TV frequently, and you’re willing to spend around $200 on a pair of wireless headphones for use at home, we recommend the Sennheiser RS 165, which is that company’s current base wireless model and the replacement for our previous pick. The RS 165 sounds much better than the HP-902 RFT headphones, but no one on our panel was thrilled with its sound in light of its price tag. We preferred our previous pick, Sennheiser’s cheaper, more-balanced-sounding, and now-discontinued RS 160. If you use this kind of headphones only occasionally, spending $200 or more on a pair is likely not a worthwhile investment. But if you are a frequent home theater headphone listener and you don’t mind dropping that kind of cash, the Sennheiser model is a good option.